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Prince Philip apologises to woman injured in car crash

Prince Philip has apologised to the woman who was injured in a car crash with him two weeks ago.

On 17th January the 97-year-old crashed into Emma Fairweather’s car, reportedly leaving her with a broken wrist and another lady in the car with scrapes on her legs.

Following the incident, Emma told The Mirror that she was “upset” that the prince had not apologised to her for the crash and added: “I love the royals but I’ve been ignored and rejected and I’m in a lot of pain. It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he’s sorry at all.”

Since speaking to the publication, the carer has received a letter with an apology from the father-of-four dated on 21st January.


“I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at Babingley cross-roads,” the letter began.

“I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses the main road. It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash.”

“In other words, the sun was shining low over the main road. In normal conditions I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dershingham direction, but I can only imagine that I failed to see the other car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences.”

“I was somewhat shaken after the accident, but I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured. As a crowd was beginning to gather, I was advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer. I have since learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury.”


“I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience,” he finished, before signing off the typed letter with blue pen.

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